Activists of Russian LGBT initiatives submitted an alternative report on situation in Russia to the UN Committee against Torture.
The report was submitted by LGBT group “Coming Out” (St. Petersburg), LGBT group “Stimul” (Moscow) and Transgender Legal Defense Project with contributions from Russian LGBT Network.
Yesterday, May 31, we held presentation of the report “Transgender People in Russian Society”.
The report is based on the results of the monitoring study of the Transgender Legal Defense Project, which was conducted from June 2016 till December 2017.
Some time ago the Internet newspaper Russia Today published an article on an initiative proposed by the Congress of the parents of Russia to introduce a full prohibition of legal gender recognition for transgender people. Many other Media have since shared this information.Read more →
On 22 January 2018, the Russian Ministry of Health’s order approving a form of medical certificate for change of trans persons’ gender marker, as well as a procedure for issuing such a certificate, was published. The order will come into force on 2 February 2018.Read more →
Transgender Legal Defense Project held a meeting with trans*activists from a number of regions of Russia on the 2nd of December 2017.
The meeting’s goal was to consolidate our efforts in activism, discuss cooperation in the light of current events (such as Ministry of Health developing a new medical certificate for legal gender recognition) and receive feedback about our work from regional activists.
“The Committee recommends that the State party <...> put in place a quick, transparent and accessible procedure of legal gender recognition, to facilitate the enjoyment of the Covenant rights by transgender persons.”Read more →
Now that the form for the certificate is finally being developed, the legal gender recognition process should, in theory, become much simpler and faster for Russian transgender people. However, even on this stage of development, there is a large number of concerns and questions.Read more →
We are pleased to share with you the results of our recent online survey concerning the financial situation of transgender people in Russia. The anonymous survey was carried out via the social media with 386 participants. 11,4% of our respondents confessed struggling to pay for food. 31,6% admitted having sufficient means for groceries, but […]Read more →
The English version of our report on discrimination in Russia is available for reading and download.
At present, trans people in Russia face daily discrimination in case their appearance and ID do not match…
We would like to share the information about several legal cases recently won by our lawyers, concerning gender recognition in Russia.Read more →